ACCIONA conveys its commitment to Sustainability to the whole supply chain, in any of the relations and communications it establishes. With the aim of identifying, mitigating and managing
risk, ACCIONA has an internal risk management mechanism that is essentially structured over three elements:
In 2012, the Ethical Principles for Suppliers, Contractors, and Partners, approved the preceding year together with ACCIONA's Code of Conduct, were translated into seven languages and published on ACCIONA's website in order to reach most of the Group's suppliers in their own languages. These principles cover issues related to transparency and ethics, human and social rights, health and safety, and quality and the environment. Together with these principles, an Ethics Channel has also been made available to suppliers.
In 2012, ACCIONA reviewed the ethics clauses that it includes in all orders, contracts, and bid terms of reference in order to ensure that they specifically refer to its Ethical Principles for Suppliers, Contractors, and Partners.
These clauses include in addition , its commitment to the Principles of the Global Compact, the Law of Effective Equality of Women and Men, the integration of the differently-abled clause, and those related to the Ethics Channel, confidentiality, the law on protection of private data, and innovation in procurement.
If a supplier is unable to meet the minimum levels set out in the No Go Policies, and stipulated in ACCIONA's SMP 2018 goals, the company will be unable to contract such supplier in any project adhering to the mentioned policies, both nationally and internationally. ACCIONA maintains that goal for 2020: 0 % general procurement orders from suppliers with this status.
In 2019, 144 suppliers were categorised as No Go, of which 44 have emerged from this situation, either after performing an audit and/or action or improvement plans, or through Reinforced Due Diligence.
Integration of ESG principles into the procurement process
Following the 2011 launch of the Suppliers Campus at ACCIONA's Corporate University, the Training Pack was completed in 2012, with a total of five online courses designed specifically for suppliers, in order to give them training on the main issues related to sustainability. These courses are: CR and Sustainability in the Supply Chain (available in Spanish, English, and Polish), Equality and Prevention of Discrimination, OHS in the Supply Chain, Disabilities and Code of Conduct.
In order to identify sustainable procurement, ACCIONA has developed the “Sustainable Procurement Guide”. Since 2016, the indicators for its identification have been implemented, both in PROCUR-e and in the main management systems.
Find below some examples of how the sustainability criteria have been incorporated into procurement and contracting management, and the different actions carried out by the main divisions in this regard.